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Newly revised, with up-to-the-minute findings: the potentially lifesaving guide to prostate health by one of the world's foremost urologists Although most men know little about their prostate glands, an overwhelming majority will be affected by prostate problems at some time in their lives. In this groundbreaking book, now updated to include the latest medical break-throughs, world-renowned urology expert Dr.Peter Scardino arms men with the information they need to battle prostate cancer, prostatitis, and benign prostate enlargement (BPH). This updated edition includes new information on the role genetics may play, hormone replacement therapy, new treatments for prostatitis, and more. With clear illustrations and charts throughout, this book covers everything men should know about prostate health, helping concerned men and their loved ones to: ?interpret complex and often confusing test results and research findings ?adopt proven prevention strategies ?choose among the many available treatment options ?enjoy a satisfying sex life and good urinary function Dr. Scardino brings his outstanding experience, expertise, and compassionate advice, combined with the latest medical breakthroughs and cutting-edge studies, to provide men with the knowledge and tools they need to live long, healthy lives.
A pioneer in the field of assisted reproduction, Dr. Richard Marrs has spent his life counseling couples who struggle with the pain of infertility, developing new treatments, and helping thousands to experience the wonder of birth. Now Dr. Marrs shares his knowledge and expertise in a groundbreaking book that answers all your questions, understands your concerns, and covers every aspect of fertility problems, including infertility's emotional price as well as its financial one. Based on the latest research and technologies--and the real-life experiences of thousands of couples--Dr. Marrs tells you everything you need to know about getting pregnant, including: Which cutting-edge advances in reproductive technology--including in vitro, gift, zift, sperm manipulation, and immunological therapy--are right for youIs it your nerves? How emotions can delay or stop ovulationThe biggest mistake doctors make when a man's sperm count is borderline or subnormal Which fertility drugs work best...and the side effects you should expect Your chances of multiple births...twins, triplets, or moreWhen to change doctors or see a specialistThe good news about using a partner's sperm and not a donor's...even if your partner's count is very low Your insurance coverage--what you can and cannot doAnd much moreFrom the Trade Paperback edition.
Every aspect of pregnancy--from your ability to conceive to your risk of a preterm delivery--is affected by your hormonal health. But if you're like many women, you don't know the critically important role hormones play at every stage of your pregnancy. In Dr. Robert Greene's Perfect Hormone Balance for Pregnancy, Dr. Greene, a world-renowned hormone expert, incorporates his years of research into a practical plan for maintaining excellent hormone health throughout your pregnancy.Balanced hormones are essential to a healthy pregnancy for you and for optimal brain development for your baby. Dr. Greene's groundbreaking Perfect Balance Pregnancy Program, which follows all the guidelines recommended by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, shows you how to overcome and avoid common factors that create hormonal imbalance--including overeating, insufficient sleep, chronic stress, and the chemicals found in food, water, and cosmetics. With this easy-to-follow plan for maintaining proper hormone balance, you'll understand:* why your symptoms matter * the importance of diet and exercise* what is the appropriate weight gain for your body* how to reduce tension and improve sleep* why and how to avoid environmental toxinsThe Perfect Balance Pregnancy Program arms you with the tools you need before, during, and after pregnancy to stay healthy and feel great.Visit Dr. Greene's pregnancy blog at greenepregnancy.blogspot.com.From the Trade Paperback edition.
"Let's make our goal the raising of a generation of healthy young people who, through thoughtful participation in their world and sensible eating habits, will seek their best level of performance, develop it, and so build self-confidence through success."Dr. Rob's Fitness Guide for Kids with Sensible Parents emphasizes that fitness in children is a family issue, and that parents and children need to work together if the children are to achieve optimal health and live a longer, more rewarding life. Because it is impossible to discuss fitness in children without addressing the increasingly important problem of childhood obesity, issues of maintaining or achieving optimal weight are integral every step along the way.It's not just about food; it's about how kids and their families spend their time. Dr. Rob Gotlin sees sports and exercise as the route to physical, psychological, and social health. He coaches several children's teams, because he believes that participation in sports teaches kids basic coordination skills, the rules and how to play by them, thoughtfulness, concern for others, useful experiences in winning and losing, and the satisfaction of giving one's best for a joint goal, and offers a terific vehicle for attaining physical fitness and good health. These values are reflected throughout the book.Special features of this book that make it a must-read for all parents include: Fitness guidelines for kids of every age. Developing an exercise program is considered in the context of a child's age, and what can be expected at each age in terms of physical prowess and emotional response. At age 6, for example, the attention span is less than a minute, so games and sports should be about movement, not about "how to," emphasizing the development of fundamental motor skills. For the ten-to-twelve-year old, it's time to look for programs and classes that focus on developmental levels (beginner, intermediate, advanced) rather than chronological age. Choosing the right sport for your child. The decline in physical education programs in elementary, middle, and high schools means that parents must supervise at least some sports participation for their children. The goal of every parent must be to help each child choose a sport or physical activity in which he or she will find both comfort and confidence. Choosing the right equipment for every sport and at every age. For each sport, detailed information is provided about the equipment needed, what features to look for when purchasing equipment, and variables by the child's age - such as the proper length and weight of a baseball bat. Healthy meal plans and sports menus that don't look like a diet. With dietician Toni Colarusso, the author created a regimen that will give kids what they need to start a lifetime of good eating habits. Each day's menu allows for substitutions with other foods that may be used depending on the child's preference-and what parents find in their fridge and on their shelves. Recipes and menu plans will be posted as downloadable files on the book's website, www.fitnessforkids.diamedicapub.com. Menu planning linked to sports. A week's worth of menu planning is linked to each sport. These food plans can be mixed and mingled, while keeping the calorie count steady. Instead of asking kids to eat healthy food, they emphasize power foods, and relate power foods to sports, emphasizing to the child that the better she eats, the better her performance will be. What kid wouldn't be proud to be on the baseball diet? Or admit she's on the soccer diet? Provides information on caloric needs for children of all ages and weights. Readers will learn how to calculate their children's body mass index and calorie needs, and menus include calorie counts and suggested modifications for weight gain or loss. Eating for optimal sports performance. Nutritional needs for practice, training, and pre-and post-game eating that will maximize performance include specific menu suggestions. For example, carbohydrate intake should be emphasized on the day of a...
Dr. Rob's Guide to Raising Fit Kids helps families make fundamental changes that will improve their health and overall fitness. It emphasizes that fitness is a family issue, and that it's not just about food--it's about how kids and their families spend time together.
In this one-of-a-kind book, Dr. Rovenia M. Brock--known as Dr. RoTM to fans of Black Entertainment Television'sHeart & Soul--reveals practical, satisfying ways for African American women to eat healthy, get fit, and overcome weight problems and the health risks that accompany them. From the "Big Ten" myths about miracle weight-loss diets to how eating the right foods can help you live longer and why soul food (if prepared properly) really can be good for you, Dr. Ro shows how many serious illnesses can be largely prevented--and even reversed. And you don't need Oprah's salary to do it. Using her own inspiring story and those of many other women as well, Dr. Ro discusses the health, fitness, and even cultural issues that are unique to black women, and outlines a diet and nutrition program to fit every lifestyle. From the Hardcover edition.
Dr. Ro's Ten Secrets to Livin' Healthy: America's Most Renowned African American Nutritionist Shows You How to Look Great, Feel Better, and Live Longer by Eating Rightby Rovenia M. Brock
In this one-of-a-kind book, Dr. Rovenia M. Brock--known as Dr. Ro to fans of Black Entertainment Television's Heart & Soul--reveals practical, satisfying ways for African American women to eat healthy, get fit, and overcome weight problems and the health risks that accompany them. From the "Big Ten" myths about miracle weight-loss diets to how eating the right foods can help you live longer and why soul food (if prepared properly) really can be good for you, Dr. Ro shows how many serious illnesses can be largely prevented--and even reversed. And you don't need Oprah's salary to do it. Using her own inspiring story and those of many other women as well, Dr. Ro discusses the health, fitness, and even cultural issues that are unique to black women, and outlines a diet and nutrition program to fit every lifestyle.
Here, at long last, is an unbiased look at alternative medicine by a distinguished and experienced clinician with an open mind. Ignoring the name-calling and turf wars among various health care factions, Dr. Isadore Rosenfeld, a professor of clinical medicine and author of several bestselling books (including Doctor, What Should I Eat? and The Best Treatment), turns his erudition to examining the field of alternative medicine. Based on in-depth research, and written with his trademark wit and candor, Dr. Rosenfeld reviews the track records of dozens of the most widely-used alternative therapies. He discusses such diverse approaches as hypnosis, acupuncture, chelation, homeopathy, reflexology, aromatherapy, applied kinesiology, hydrotherapy, oxygen therapy, fasting, Ayurvedic medicine, use of medicinal herbs, craniosacral therapy -- and more.For each approach, Dr. Rosenfeld describes how it is used, the theories on which it is based, how much scientific evidence exists to support claims for it, and, most important for the health consumer, whether it actually works. Dr. Rosenfeld calls it as it is, including a delicious description of how to tell a quack from a legitimate practitioner.This is an eye-opening and entertaining approach to a controversial subject of vital interest to everyone. You will find many surprises in these pages. Read the excerpt for just some of the ways alternative medicine can and cannot work for you.From the Hardcover edition.
Dr. Spock's classic handbook on caring for and rearing children is now fully revised and expanded for the 21st century. Includes entirely new chapters on such topics as international adoption, autism, coping with terrorism and other disasters, and much more. Original.
Pregnant? Congratulations! Now let an expert guide you through this exciting time. Pregnancy is a time of powerful emotions, dramatic changes, and plenty of questions. Noted obstetrician Marjorie Greenfield, M. D. , one of the new team of medical experts at The Dr. Spock Company, has written this authoritative book to answer all your questions and help ensure a happy, healthy pregnancy. Dr. Spock's Pregnancy Guidewill take you month by month through the thrilling journey to parenthood, with special focus on how to:Follow the development of your growing babyFind the right obstetrician or midwifeDeal with common symptoms and problemsPlan the kind of childbirth experience you wantGet good care every step of the way, and moreFor more than 50 years, Dr. Benjamin Spock was the world's best-known pediatrician. Drawing upon his trusted philosophy of baby and child care, a new generation of experts at The Dr. Spock Company brings today's moms and dads the latest in parenting, child-health, and pregnancy information. Be sure to pick upDr. Spock's Baby Basics,the first book in the Take Charge Parenting Guides series.
Pregnant? Congratulations! Now let an expert guide you through this exciting time. Pregnancy is a time of powerful emotions, dramatic changes, and plenty of questions. Noted obstetrician Marjorie Greenfield, M.D., one of the new team of medical experts at The Dr. Spock Company, has written this authoritative book to answer all your questions and help ensure a happy, healthy pregnancy. Dr. Spock's Pregnancy Guide will take you month by month through the thrilling journey to parenthood, with special focus on how to: Follow the development of your growing baby Find the right obstetrician or midwife Deal with common symptoms and problems Plan the kind of childbirth experience you want Get good care every step of the way, and more For more than 50 years, Dr. Benjamin Spock was the world's best-known pediatrician. Drawing upon his trusted philosophy of baby and child care, a new generation of experts at The Dr. Spock Company brings today's moms and dads the latest in parenting, child-health, and pregnancy information. Be sure to pick up Dr. Spock's Baby Basics, the first book in the Take Charge Parenting Guides series.
Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book has long been the bible for the newly diagnosed. In this completely revised fifth edition, it also becomes a guide for those at risk of getting breast cancer, survivors interested in the consequences of their treatment, and anyone who wants to understand the new research about how the local environment influences the manifestations and treatments of many different kinds of breast cancer. Major advances being made in genetic research today mean that prevention and treatment can work not only to get rid of mutated cells (through chemo or surgery), but also to change the environment around the cells (through hormone therapy, exercise, and stress reduction). Among other promising developments discussed are advances in imaging, recognition of breast density as a risk factor, and a section focused on "personalized medicine" to help determine what kind of cancer you have and how best to treat it. Any woman facing a diagnosis, decisions about treatment, or concerns about prevention will find in Dr. Love's book the information, guidance, and reassurance she needs.
Brown skin has a naturally warm, glowing complexion that ranges in shade from yellow to olive to dark brown and black (Asian, Latin, African-American, and Native American skin). The extra melanin that imparts these rich tones and helps protect skin from the sun can also make brown skin vulnerable to discoloration, uneven tone, scarring, and breakouts. This unique book will help you enhance and protect the health and beauty of your brown skin, as well as your hair and nails. Dr. Susan Taylor, a Harvard-trained dermatologist, bases her advice on more than twenty years of experience treating patients in private practice and at the Skin of Color Center in New York City, which she founded. Dr. Taylor explains how to: Attain and maintain flawless skin Avoid breakouts, discolorations, and ashen skin Prevent and camouflage scars Choose and use makeup for a perfect match year-round Style hair safely to avoid damage, hair loss, and skin irritation Detect and protect against skin cancer . . . and much more!
The breakthrough response to childhood obesity that parents have been waiting for-immediate answers, kid-friendly solutions and savvy advice from a national parenting expert With an alarming 16% of American kids overweight or obese, parents are desperate for easy, healthy solutions-but wary of major lifestyle changes and parental guilt. It's time for a simpler approach. Dr. Susan's Fit and Fun Family Action Plan delivers exactly what parents have been waiting for: a place to start today, with hundreds of tips and optimistic, savvy advice for raising a healthy, happy child. Using an engaging mix of child psychology expertise and mom-next-door smarts, media powerhouse Dr. Susan lifts the guilt and empowers parents to take action now, with: Hundreds of tips to combat junk food ads, poisonous peers, dressing room anxiety, and five other negative force factors in a kid's life Quizzes to uncover and break the seven family patterns that make a child overweight Healthy and affordable meal plans that keep pizza, burgers, and ice cream on the menu The latest technology to get kids up and moving Shopping lists, eating-out guides, and special lunchbox coupons to inspire every child and parent
In the tradition of Christiane Northrup, a renowned cardiologist integrates emotional and physical well-being in a revolutionary new approach to women's heart health. As a cardiologist with a specialization in women's heart disease, Dr. Steinbaum has helped thousands of patients resolve their heart issues, and aims to do the same for readers in her inspirational book that will change the way we think about heart health. She guides readers through the risk factors of heart disease, from the traditional physical benchmarks like weight, cholesterol, and blood pressure, to lifestyle habits, emotional awareness, and even the way she sees herself in the mirror--and in the world. In Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum's Heart Book, readers are shown clear, easy steps on how to maximize heart health. This is a life book that will teach women how to regain control over all aspects of their busy lives, including how to finally achieve: A heart-healthy diet Heart-supportive exercise Heart-enhancing stress management Heart-filling relationships A sound night's sleep A more satisfying sex life A calm, focused mind A deep level of self care And much, much more. Dr. Suzanne Steinbaum's Heart Book strives to bring forth a new approach to heart-centered healing so that readers everywhere may experience a fulfilling life of health and happiness.
The Internet can be a vast, intimidating place when you're looking for honest, informative medical information. Sure, you can look up thousands of sites on Google at the click of a mouse, but how do you know if the advice on a particular site is good, or, if followed, might actually worsen your condition? Now, Harlan Weinberg, a respected critical care doctor, has taken on the challenge to provide up-to-date, helpful information for patients and their families about the resources available on the Internet, exhaustively researching the Web to provide a directory of the best medical websites. Organized by disease or condition, and covering nearly one hundred afflictions from AIDS/HIV medicine to wound care, he offers an annotated list of sites that are both reliable and easy to understand. With Dr. Weinberg's help, you can navigate the Internet with confidence and get the right advice at the right time.
For the first time ever, a book on how to pick up hot women by a hot woman! Penthouse columnist Dr. Z shows you how it's done. You're at a party, or just a coffee shop, when suddenly -- there she is. Across the room is the hottest woman you've ever seen, one who makes your palms sweat and your breath come faster. She's amazing, a real knockout. But you're just an average guy, with average looks and an average job. What chance would you ever have of scoring with a babe like that? In Dr. Z on Scoring, Dr. Victoria Zdrok shows you that it's possible to not only pick up your hottie but also charm and seduce her. A stunner herself, Victoria has the distinction of being the only woman who has been both a Playboy centerfold and a Penthouse Pet of the Year, and with a JD in law and a PhD in clinical psychology, she has both beauty and brains. She uses her personal and professional knowledge of how beautiful women think to give you the information you need to: Approach a hot woman Engage her in conversation Ask her out and entertain her Get her into bed and please her With research from psychology experts and insights from hot models who have posed in the pages of Playboy and Penthouse, you'll learn that beautiful women really do appreciate guys for more than just their looks or money. With the information in Dr. Z on Scoring, you can make your move on the woman of your dreams!
In the evening when it gets dark, a daddy dragon, a mommy dragon, and dragon children breathe fire into the night. They see who can breathe their fire the farthest and they sing out, "Fire is life, and life is fire!" But one night Mommy has trouble making a flame. As she grows sicker, it's up to Daddy and the dragon children to love and take care of her. And when Mommy's flame goes out completely, Daddy and the dragon children give her one last hug, one last kiss, and find a way to say good-bye. Eventually Daddy and the dragon children decide to try breathing fire into the night again. They do not breathe their flames very far, but something special happens. High in the sky a sparkling star flashes like a flame in the dark. "Mama!" the dragon children cry, and it is so beautiful that Daddy announces, "Mama wins this time."Dragon Fire is a picture book about cancer and what it means for a family. Geert De Kockere's gentle text tells the true story of An Dom and her family, and Tineke Van Hemeldonck's simple paintings allow raw emotion into her illustrations. This is a must-have book for any family dealing with a parent with terminal illness.
For those experiencing the darkness of deep emotional wounds, this book lays out the source of healing and charts the path toward healthy relationships and spiritual maturity. Out of his own experiences of darkness and healing, Terry Wardle provides wise and seasoned biblical guidance for all who feel trapped in the darkness.
The average individual is far more likely to die in a car accident than from a communicable disease...yet we are still much more fearful of the epidemic. Even at our most level-headed, the thought of an epidemic can inspire terror. As Philip Alcabes persuasively argues in Dread, our anxieties about epidemics are created not so much by the germ or microbe in question-or the actual risks of contagion-but by the unknown, the undesirable, and the misunderstood. Alcabes examines epidemics through history to show how they reflect the particular social and cultural anxieties of their times. From Typhoid Mary to bioterrorism, as new outbreaks are unleashed or imagined, new fears surface, new enemies are born, and new behaviors emerge. Dread dissects the fascinating story of the imagined epidemic: the one that we think is happening, or might happen; the one that disguises moral judgments and political agendas, the one that ultimately expresses our deepest fears.
Deaths from epidemic disease are rare in the developed world, yet in our technically and medically advanced society, an ever-present risk of disease has created an industry out of fear.As Philip Alcabes persuasively argues in Dread, our anxieties about epidemics often stray from the facts on the ground. In a fascinating exploration of the social and cultural history of epidemics, Alcabes delivers a different narrative of disease-one that requires that we reexamine our choice of enemies, and carefully consider the potential motivation of epidemic alarm-bells to further medical, moral, or political campaigns.
People have long been fascinated by the meaning of dreams. In fact, young people around the world have similar dreams. World-renowned dream expert Patricia Garfield has gathered together the common types of dreams - dreams of being chased, of unfinished homework, of falling, and even of being undressed in the most awkward places - and helps young people analyze their dream lives. She gives excellent suggestions to help young readers remember, understand, and even have control over their dreams, so that they become a source of insight.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Betty began lecturing and giving seminars on dreams when she realized that "dreams are your greatest tool for understanding yourself and your life." But most people neglect this free inner resource of guidance. "People have been asking me for this book for years," Betty explains, "and at long last here it is. I have channeled information on every symbol in the book, which as you can imagine was a time-consuming task. But I learned so much in the process! Now I gladly share this with you." "Betty's channel is her attunement to her higher self, spiritual guidance or God self. It is a vehicle for receiving insight and information which is usually beyond the reach of the conscious mind. She is quick to point out that everyone has a channel, a level or frequency of awareness called higher consciousness. Attuning to it is really listening to the teacher within or your own guidance. She believes we are particularly receptive to this level in the dream state." This book teaches the reader how to tune into the guidance being communicated through dreams.
Hope is a dire need in our present world of turmoil threatened with war, fear, terrorism, and economic downturn. Adam transmits this hope. He is exceptional for his 16 years of age and wise beyond his years and has a special gift for healing. This book portrays the truth on the ultimate healing with love. Everyone, with no exceptions needs to read this book. Each person can learn a great deal from his honest messages. Adam's growth and approach are methodically portrayed and interestingly includes some scientific correlation's and analogies. I have the distinct privilege of being one of Adam's mentors, teachers and friends, so I have closely followed his development with extreme interest. Adam's life has a remarkable balance because not only has Adam become a very talented healer, but also an "A" student in his regular studies in school, and a top ranking athlete in many sports. As well, his family is most loving and supportive. Therefore, the energy that he emanates in his healing is untroubled, pure and fresh.
Dream Healer is the story of a teenager called Adam and his discovery that he could heal others. He has the ability to connect to, and influence, another person's health, whether they are on the same continent or not makes no difference whatsoever. In Dream Healer 2 Adam shares the secrets of his gift, teaching the reader how to tap into their own healing abilities through the use of visualisation techniques.
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